Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Reaching a Consensus in Lyme Disease

 
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Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; Leonard Sigal, MD; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; and Patricia V. Smith share their thoughts on what needs to happen before a consensus can be reached in Lyme disease. 
 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cells:

Great news for people with Parkinson's disease!


Transplantation of neurons made from induced pluripotent stem cells show long-term benefit in monkeys with Parkinson's disease -- ScienceDaily


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170830132224.htm


Thursday, August 31, 2017

A good web site about Lyme and related issues

This came to my attention today. It's a website about tick-borne illnesses, hosted by ILADS member Elizabeth Maloney MD (co-author of the most recent ILADS guidelines). I found the checklists on different tick-borne illnesses particularly helpful.


-Bob

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lyme is the #1 vector-borne disease in the U.S.military

Lyme is the #1 vector borne disease in US military...above malaria.
Over 1200 cases last year, mostly obtained domestically. Per Col. Jamie Blow. Just announced at Military Health System Research Symposium.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Man dies of Babesia in CT

NEW MILFORD — An increasingly common tick-borne disease took the life of a New Milford man this month, and health experts warn that more cases are likely as tick populations flourish in New England. Michael Yoder died Aug. 8 of liver and kidney failure after a severe case of babesiosis, according to the state medical examiner's office. He was 55. Yoder's wife, Wendy, said her husband was an avid gardener .....

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

CDC Reports 2600% Increase in Tick-Borne Babesiosis Infections in Wisconsin in 12 Years

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It is not just a bad summer for ticks — it has been a bad decade for the spread of tick-borne infections. New surveillance from the CDC reports rapid expansion and increase in cases of babesiosis, a sometimes life-threatening disease, in Wisconsin. The CDC compiled the new report from surveillance conducted every three years during the period between 2001 through 2015. During that time, electronic surveillance came online to provide faster, more thorough, case reports. While a boost in case co… 


https://www.invisiverse.com/news/cdc-reports-2600-increase-tick-borne-babesiosis-infections-wisconsin-12-years-0178637/

 


Babesiosis Kills Conn. Man (AP) | Medpage Today

https://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/GeneralInfectiousDisease/67463?xid=NL_breakingnews_2017-08-23&eun=g712038d0r

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Friday, August 11, 2017

How the French Have Attacked Lyme

How the French are Attacking Lyme 

http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2017/08/11/french-lyme-disease

"For a day, patients come to the hospital, get all the tests and scans, see various specialists and get started on treatments that fit their diagnosis."